A French Country Mantel with The Magnolia Company

We’re excited to be partnering with The Magnolia & Company and are sharing their magnolia wreaths on our Monday Morning Blooms today. Our mantel in the living room has been transformed into a French Country autumn wonder {at least I think so!} with the Golden Garden Wreath. I’m thrilled to welcome you to our home and show you A French Country Mantel with The Magnolia Company.

When my girls were small, our fall and Thanksgiving decorating was more home-made-turkeys-out-of-pinecones and sweet little drawings taped on the kitchen wall. It was a time that I cherish, but times have changed and now my decorating is a lot more simple, and hopefully more elegant! The colors that make our antique filled home look at its best are the more muted, natural colors with cream, soft green, blue and touches of silver and gold.

A French Country Mantel with The Magnolia Company


I’m so thankful you are joining us today. Not only will you be able to visit Mary, Pam and Shirley and see their beautiful magnolia wreaths, we each have the opportunity to give a wreath away!  Be sure to visit each of us by clicking on the links at the bottom of this post and enter for a chance of winning a magnolia wreath for the holidays.  The details will be at the bottom of this post on how you can enter.


Magnolia & Co.

You may have read recently that I finally got the antique French trumeau mirror of my dreams, and it is the perfect complement to the 18th century French marriage armoire in the living room. It looks wonderful over our mantel. I really couldn’t wait to dress it up for the season.

A French Country Mantel with The Magnolia Company

The Magnolia Company

A French Country Mantel with Magnolia & Co.

I am thankful for every day, but there is something about the autumn, when we are safe and snug at home, that really makes me feel so very grateful for all our blessings. Do you feel like that too?

scripture of thanksgiving

I chose this fresh magnolia wreath from The Magnolia Company as the beginning of our living room mantel autumn design.  It is made by hand by the Magnolia Company, with magnolia leaves grown and harvested on their own family farm. The Magnolia Company Farm is located in Central Florida where the warm sunshine and frequent rain showers blanket their groves of gorgeous Southern Magnolia Trees. The family business began by supplying fresh cut foliage wholesale to florists in1936, and today creates magnolia wreaths and decorations that are loved by customers all over.

You’ve probably seen their work everywhere and never even knew it! {the White House, Barneys New York, Oprah’s Favorite Things, to name just a few}

French Country Mantel

The colors in the wreath were the inspiration for my French Country autumn mantel.  I gathered a few velvet pumpkins in white, brown and green, an antique book, some French candlesticks, and a few antique silver trophies to place on the mantel.  It still “needed” something, so a favorite faux garland of rose leaves was tucked in the back. The largest silver trophy holds a collection of pheasant feathers that I’ve had for years, they always make an appearance somewhere here at FrenchGardenHouse for the autumn.

Finally, after pruning the hydrangeas in the back garden, Mr. FGH produced three crispy dried bright green hydrangea blooms from our Annabelle, which I tucked in here and there.

French Country Fall Mantel feathers

A French Country Mantel with Magnolia & Co.

To hang the wreath on our antique French mirror I used a 3M Command Hook.  I love these since they are completely removable without any damage to surfaces. You can buy them everywhere {Target, Ace, etc.} and they come in different sizes to hold up different weights.

fall home tour

antique French Trumeau mirror

A mantel is the perfect canvas to create a beautiful design element for the season. If you don’t have a mantel, this will work wonderfully on any horizontal surface, a shelf, your buffet, your entrance hall table. You can design your own mantel decoration, here are some tips >

To add a variety of textures, I added some antique French and American silver plate trophies.  This larger one has such a pleasing shape, and is the perfect vase for my bouquet of feathers. On the other side of the mirror the antique French trophy balances the arrangement, I nestled a tiny green velvet pumpkin inside.  The mixed metals always make me happy, the silver plays off the antique brass of the candlestick with joy.

A French Country Mantel with Magnolia & Co.

antique French silver tropies

The best part of creating a mantel in fairly neutral colors like this is that it works beautifully from the beginning of autumn through Thanksgiving.  I don’t know about you, but at the end of the day, as the light begins to fade, it makes my heart happy to light the candles, light the fire in the fireplace, and drink a cup of tea in this room.

A French Country Mantel with The Magnolia Company

French Country decorating

Thanks to the generosity of The Magnolia Company, I’m randomly choosing one reader {that’s all of you stylish reading friends!} to be the winner of the lovely 18″ Magnolia Elegance Wreath shown below.

This Give-away is open through midnight 11/13/21 to residents of the continental US.

For a chance to win a Magnolia Elegance Wreath:

  1. Visit The Magnolia Company website and let us know in the comments below this post which wreath you love best.
  2. Follow The Magnolia Company on Instagram and/or Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know.
  3. Follow FrenchGardenHouse on Instagram. {I know you already do, right?}
  4. Be sure to visit all my talented friends and do the same for more chances to win!

This giveaway is open to residents of the continental U.S. through midnight November 13th.

Magnolia Elegance Wreath

In addition to the giveaway, The Magnolia Company is offering my readers a 15% discount with coupon code Frenchgarden15 on all their fresh wreaths as well as their bunches and branches of fresh Magnolia, Carolina Sapphire and Golden Cedar Bunches.

The coupon code is valid from November 1st through November 15th – but you can specify when you want your order to ship to ensure maximum freshness and delivery for Christmas. Might I suggest the Golden Garden Wreath? I’ll be using it in an upcoming Monday Morning Blooms post showing how it so beautifully transitions to Christmas.

Visit my wonderful flower therapy friends by clicking on their links, you can enter their give away too!

Mary at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

The Magnolia Company

Pam at Everyday Living

Magnolia Wreath

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

A French Country Mantel with Magnolia & Co.
and me, Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Disclosure: The Magnolia Company provided me the beautiful Golden Garden wreath.


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40 thoughts on “A French Country Mantel with The Magnolia Company”

  1. Marilyn

    My favorite wreath is the Colonial Trimmings wreath
    I am following The Magnolia Company on Instagram
    I am following French Garden House on Instagram

  2. Martha Davis

    Your mantel is absolutely lovely! I I’m following you on Instagram and can’t wait to explore your page further.

  3. Good Morning Lidy, Your wreath is beautifully styled on your mantel and gracing your handsome French trumeau mirror! I love the addition of your velvet pumpkins, dried hydrangeas, leather book and silver trophies with feathers. I’m a fan of mixed metals too and love the soft combination of your aged brass candleholders married with your silver trophies. It’s always a treat to start my Mondays with you, Shirley and Pam. Happy November. <3

  4. Oh how fabulous your Golden Garden wreath looks on your exquisite new/old mirror! So perfect…love, love your mantel vignette and oh those silver trophies! I always look forward to the posts that are set in your beautiful French Country living room…Monday Morning Blooms Mondays are so extra special as I get to share that day with with my ever so inspirational MMB friends!…Good luck to your readers!
    Happy Monday Lidy!

  5. Diane Lantry

    What a beautiful selection of wreaths and trimmings. I love the Seasons Bounty wreath and I think it would look fabulous in my kitchen.
    Your home is so lovely and renders beautiful French inspiration.
    I am following both Magnolia Company and your beautiful FrenchGardenHouse on Instagram.

  6. Lily, your mantle and home are beautifully decorated —- pinned! It’s my first visit to your site. Wondering about the incredible figure standing next to the fireplace; what is it and where did you find it?

  7. My favorite is the Colonial Trimmings wreath
    following The Magnolia Co and French Garden House on instagram

    Always love receiving your posts. You create a lot of inspiration!

  8. Lots of beautiful wreaths, but today I chose the Golden Cedar.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful home, recipes & vast knowledge of antiques!

  9. Love this post, Lidy. Just started following the Magnolia Company on Instagram. Thank you for the referral. Of course, I follow you as well. I really love all the wreaths , but I think the white pine one wreath is my favorite.

  10. Oohhhh my! This is gorgeous, Lidy! Every. Single. Detail.
    The beautiful wreath, the velvet pumpkins, the dried hydrangeas, the silver, the feathers….. ohhh soooo lovely!!!!
    What a stunning focal point for an already beautiful space! Following.
    Many blessings to you, my friend!


  11. Thelma Tone

    Good morning.
    I’m following you on Instagram and Facebook. I’m also following The Magnolia Company on Instagram and Facebook.
    My favorite wreath is Magnolia Elegance.

  12. Oh Lidy, your mantel is Gorgeous! I love the Magnolia Elegance wreath and it is so beautiful paired with your velvet pumpkins, dried hydrangeas and feathers! This stunning arrangement is perfect from now through the holidays and on into winter! I spent a lot of time on Magnolia Company’s website, scrolling through all of the incredible wreaths trying to pick a favorite, not easy, but I was drawn to the Golden Merlot wreath. I follow you and Magnolia Company on IG, thank you for this incredible giveaway!

  13. Karen W.

    Good morning, Lidy!

    The wreath you selected is beautiful and looks wonderful as the centerpiece of your mantel.

    I have followed both The Magnolia Company and you on Instagram.

    My favorite wreath from the Magnolia Company site is the Natural Pinecone Wreath. It is a wonderful memory of a similar wreath displayed in my childhood home.

  14. Pat K.

    I love all the wreaths but the merlot valley is right up there at the top. I follow you on Pinterest and Instagram along with Magnolia Co.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!

  15. Donna Milazzo

    So pretty! I like the Little Gems and Berries the best, but they are all pretty!

  16. It is just remarkable how each of the four of you that participate in Monday Morning Blooms has selected a wreath and presented it so beautifully. As I mentioned in some of my other comments for this giveaway, it is just about impossible to pick one favorite Magnolia Wreath from the collection. Your mantle is just lovely and the wreath, with your additions is stunning. I seldom have so much trouble selecting a favorite, this must say something for the quality of these wreaths. Thank you for sharing your home and your talents. I would love to win any of the wreaths. MM

  17. The Fall Season is too short! The glorious colors found everywhere, and the temps
    are usually good all over ! I will be in New Jersey visiting my daughter and son-in-law
    and hope the Leaves have not all fallen by Thanksgiving ! One of the wreaths would be outstanding for them !!!!!

  18. Sharon Colburn

    My favorite (although hard to choose) is the English Holliday Estate wreath and have them on Facebook and instagram. I have now discovered your site and look forward to seeing other posts.

  19. Lidy, your mantle is gorgeous with the beautiful Golden Garden Wreath placed on your lovely antique trumeau! Your styling is always perfect, and I love the velvet pumpkins, and the silver trophy is wonderful with the pheasant feather bouquet! It is always a pleasure to share Monday Morning Blooms with you!

  20. Alice Genzlinger

    Lidy, your living room is so pretty and adding the trumeau makes it. I have loved the antique armoire ever since you got it. I would love to get rid of my china cabinet and replace it with an antique armoire if only the Mr would agree. The 3M Command hooks makes it so easy to hang everything. No searching for the correct nail and the hammer and the wonderful part is being able to hang anything anywhere like your trumesu. I too would love the plain magnolia wreath as that’s what I was raised with in the South.

  21. Terri Santa Coloma

    I like the golden magnolia wreath. i am following magnolia company on facebook and insta

  22. Debbie Joens

    Oh thank you for sharing your beautiful mantle! I appreciate the inspiration as I start my fall decorating- had to pack up Halloween today! ? I’ve looked and I love The Golden Garden wreath. What a generous giveaway from The Magnolia Company. They are right in my backyard and I didn’t even know it! I am following them on Instagram and of course French Garden House. Happy Fall!

  23. Martha Franks

    Lidy! thanks for this opportunity! Love your beautiful decor! The wreath really sets it off! I would be happy with any of those wreaths! Little Gems and Berries is my choice. I’m all “instagrammed and Facebooked” with you and Magnolia Company. Hope I win!

  24. Lidy your arrangements are always spot on. I look forward to the French element present in your creations. Your home is lovely and I can see why you wanted the antique French trumeau mirror! It is stunning and the wreath is perfect for that spot.

  25. Cassandra Bullington

    I Lidy, Happy Fall! My favorite wreath is the Colonial Trimmings. I am following The Magnolia Company on Facebook. Love it!

  26. Rebekah

    You have so beautifully styled your gorgeous magnolia wreath! And what an awesome giveaway! I have followed you and The Magnolia Co. Their wreaths are amazing! It was hard to select just one but I am in love with the Prairie Fields Collection wreath.

  27. bonnie morgan

    Lidy, I’m glad you got the french trumeau mirror of your dreams. I can see why you liked it. Your mantel is beautifully styled and the wreath you selected is gorgeous.
    Lovely giveaway from the Magnolia Company.
    You have such good taste and design talent.
    Enjoy your week.

  28. Denise Carlson

    Well of course I follow on Instagram! I find great joy in Monday Morning Blooms and am excited about the possibility of winning. I’ve fallen in love with the Golden Cedar Swag, I have never decorated with a Swag, so many possibilities! Thanks Lidy, your Fall mantle is beautiful as always.

  29. Theresa Keller

    Lidy, your mantel is beautiful I love to mix metals too and your trumeau is stunning.
    I am following the Magnolia Co on Facebook and I am a loyal subscriber to your blog.
    I love the natural pine cone wreath reminds me of my mother and love the simplicity ??

  30. Sara Langley De Costa Graffam

    Oh dear Lidy ! How beautiful your mantel is ! Thank you for sharing this company with us, and the beautiful Bible quote as well. I popped over to The Magnolia Company web site and I love the Golden Garden wreath and the Spiced Cider wreath for now. I plan on ordering some of their other offerings to decorate with ! So excited! I am a third generation florist, now retired from retail work, and one of my favorite greens to work with was, and is, Magnolia. They are so elegant. and… yes… your home is the most elegant! I have followed you for quite some time time on instagram. I love your blog as well and couldn’t imagine not “having you in my life.” 😉

  31. Connie Rice Allen

    Lidy, you have done it again designing a beautiful mantel to honor your favorite time of year! It is stunning !!!!!

  32. Beautiful mantel!!! Lidy, I’d love to add the beautiful Original wreath. I like the simplicity and the textures. I”d use it on our table as a centerpiece filled with fresh flowers. I’m following on FB and IG, and of course I follow you! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win this beautiful wreath.

  33. Glinda Lathan

    Hi Lidy, new follower here. I love your mantel – so beautifully decorated for Fall. I’m happy to have discovered The Magnolia Company. I’m now following them on Facebook as well as following you on Instagram. Tough decision but I really like the Colonial Trimmings wreath. Look forward to seeing more of your future posts!

  34. Sharon Crigger-Stokan

    Perfection down to the tiniest detail! Your mantle and seating arrangement are absolutely stunning, Lidy! I always look forward to the Monday Morning Blooms posts from you and your friends!

  35. Such a beautiful home, and love how you styled your mantle with the pretty wreath. My favorite ….. although I like them all…is the Golden Garden wreath. Thanks to you, and the Magnolia Company, for this wonderful opportunity.

  36. Sharon Vest

    Dear LIdy, Your designs are swoon worthy. I am more traditional by nature but have a longing to be immersed in French Country living. My favorite is the Colonial Trimmings wreath (there is that traditional leaning again). I do not do instagram but will enjoy following you on Facebook and Pintrest for sure. Wishing you and yours blessings of the season in abundance!

  37. The room is absolutely stunning and I love all the rich colors. The wreath is gorgeous and the pheasant feathers are such a lovely detail–as always, so beautiful!

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